UMdL agrees with the World Cancer Day (WCD) 2015 promoted by Union for International Cancer Control (UICC) and supported by World Health Organization (WHO) and International Agency of Research on Cancer (IARC). Today around the World there are more than 600 events planned for this happening.
Currently about 8,2 million people die from cancer worldwide every year, among them, about million people are aged 30 to 69 years. According to IARC , based on current knowledge, nearly half of all cancer cases worldwide can be prevented.
Here there are a link to the original IARC Press Release N.231 (Most types of cancer not due to “bad luck” IARC responds to scientific article claiming that environmental and lifestyle factors account for less than one third of cancers) published on 13th of January 2015 and to the Italian translation of it.